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Re: [1.2T-LC] Less Emphasis on 'xml:id'

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:35:42 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200810181835.42521.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

Hello SVG WG,

in general, it is unedifying that xml:id came so late into the XML play,
but looks quite useful, if someone wants to create a more complex
compound document from different formats.
Especially if one has to point to a fragment of another document,
it is obviously a simplification, if always the same attribute is used
to identify a fragment, this may help for some RDF, WAI-ARIA, 
XHTML:role approaches too, including unambiguous CURIEs. 
Therefore the general idea that authors should use it and implementors
should implement it, will get important in the near future, if authors
really start to create such compound documents  and meta information
and helps more often.

For SVGT1.2 and backwards compatibility to older browsers I cannot
see a real problem, why authors should not always note both id and
xml:id with the same value, if possible - and surely for SVGT1.2
only documents it is always possible and not really an unreasonable 
demand for any halfway intelligent author ;o)

Olaf
Received on Saturday, 18 October 2008 16:43:53 GMT

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